Overview

Libya
We operate in Libya in the Exploration & Production and Gas & Power sectors. Recently, a significant gas and condensate discovery in offshore Libya was announced, the proximity of which to existing infrastructure will facilitate rapid development. The future development of natural gas resources in Libya will support the growth of domestic and industrial consumption, enabling the country to maintain is role as a strategic supplier for Italy and Europe.

Exploration & Production

Current production and exploration activities are conducted off the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, in front of Tripoli, and in the desert. Eni is present in ten permits, covering a total area of about 26,634 square kilometres (13,295 kilometres net to Eni). Eni’s production activities in Libya are regulated by Exploration and Production Sharing Agreements (EPSA) that expire in 2042 for oil production and 2047 for gas, including extensions. In recent months Eni’s production in the country is around 300,000 barrels per day, approximately 20% of Eni’s total production. Operations at the Elephant field in western Libya, have been interrupted since last May and the fields in the eastern region have been closed since July 2013. In March 2015a significant gas and condensate discovery in offshore Libya in the exploration prospect Bahr Essalam South was announced. In May a further discovery was made in the Bouri North exploration prospect. At both of these we operator with a 100% stake in the exploration phase. The proximity of these new discoveries to existing infrastructure will facilitate rapid development. The future development of natural gas resources in Libya will support the growth of domestic and industrial consumption, enabling the country to maintain is role as a strategic supplier for Italy and Europe.

The main projects

Areas A and B, located in the eastern Libyan desert, include six oil fields where production started in 1984, with treatment at the facilities of the nearby Bu Attifel field. The Bu Attifel field, discovered in 1967 and in production since 1972, and the minor field located in Block NC 125. Area C, located in the Mediterranean offshore facing Tripoli, includes the Bouri oil field, discovered in 1976 and in production since 1988. Exploitation is carried out here using two production platforms connected to the storage capacity of a floating unit with a capacity of about 1.5 million barrels. Area D includes the offshore NC41 block and the onshore NC169, jointly developed by the Western Libyan Gas Project. Production comes from the onshore Wafa field, which started in September 2004, and which in 2014 produced approximately 110,000 barrels per day of liquids and natural gas (87,000 net to Eni) and from the offshore Bahr Essalam field, which began in August 2005. Onshore production is treated at the Wafa facility, the gas is sent directly to local users or for export, while liquids are sent by pipeline to the Mellitah for fractioning and the marketing of oil and condensates. Most of the gas produced by the two fields is exported through GreenStream. Area E, located in the south-west desert area about 800 kilometres from Tripoli, includes the El Feel (Elephant) oil field. The oil is treated at facilities in the area and then sent by pipeline to the Mellitah facilities on the coast for storage and marketing.

Gas & Power

Gas activities are conducted through the Green Stream pipeline for the import of Libyan gas produced at the Wafa and Bahr Essalam fields operated by Eni. The 520 km-long pipeline crosses underwater the Mediterranean Sea, connecting the Mellitah treatment plant on the Libyan coast to Gela in Sicily, the point of entry into the national gas grid. The pipeline has a capacity of approximately 8 billion cubic metres/year.

Offices & contacts

Exploration & Production
Eni North Africa B.V. (Filiale)
Dahra Building
Tripoli

Gas & Power
Mellitah Oil & Gas B.V.
Dat El Imad Complex
P.O. Box 91651
Tripoli

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